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Vermicelli Halwa (Semiya Halwa)

Vermicelli halwa is one easy recipe to prepare. It is delicious and loved by many for a light snack in the evening or for dessert course. My mother taught me this recipe. I used to help her cook this Halwa very often, when we had surprise guests and when my mom is busy attending the guests.


  • Vermicelli – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 3/4 cup
  • Warm milk – 1/2 cup
  • Water – 1 1/2 cup
  • Ghee – 1/2 cup
  • Dry fruits – few (almonds, cashews, raisins)

How to prepare Vermicelli Halwa:

  1. Roast the vermicelli in 1 tbsp of ghee in a frying pan on low flame.
  2. In another clean cooking pan boil water on high flame.
  3. Transfer the vermicelli into boiling water once the vermicelli is roasted.
  4. Mix and cook the vermicelli till all the water content is absorbed.
  5. Add milk and mix well.
  6. Place a lid on it and cook for some time till all the milk was absorbed by Vermicelli.
  7. Then add sugar to the pan and mix.
  8. Place a lid on it and cook. Stir Occasionally.
  9. First the sugar is dissolved and after some time forms into thick syrup.
  10. Continue cooking till the sugar syrup mixes with the vermicelli.
  11. Pour the ghee once the vermicelli is completely cooked and mix well.
  12. Transfer Vermicelli Halwa into a large pan. Allow it to cool a bit.
  13. Once it gets a bit stiff, you can cut into small Cakes to store easily.
  14. Garnish with almonds.
  15. You can preserve the recipe for 2 days in refrigerator (in a closed box). Make sure it is not freezed.
    Vermicelli Halwa Garnished with cashew nuts.

    Vermicelli Halwa Garnished with cashew nuts.

    Vermicelli halwa

    Vermicelli Halwa


  • You can add food colour in the boiling water if you wish the sweet to be coloured.
  • You can add adjust the sugar quantity depends on your taste.
  • You can garnish the Vermicelli Halwa with dry fruits and serve the recipe as it is.
  • Adjust the sugar content a bit less to get non sticky and puffy vermicelli sweet.

    Vermicelli Halwa

    Vermicelli Halwa garnished with Almonds

  1. ammu on Friday 6, 2013

    Too good…..

  2. Manjeera on Friday 6, 2013

    Thank you Ammu!